Dec 15, 2019 | ADMIN


2019 Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl

Bowl Week Events

*** Times Subject to Change ***


Head Coaches Press Conference

The Head Coaches Press Conference will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 17 at 5:00 p.m. at AV Rental Depot and will feature SMU head coach Sonny Dykes, FAU interim head coach Glenn Spencer, Cheribundi CEO Mike Hagan, and Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl Executive Director Doug Mosley.

Date: Tuesday, Dec. 17
Time: 5 p.m.
Location: AV Rental Depot – 1701 Clint Moore Rd., Boca Raton, FL 33487
Admission: Open to the pubic

SMU Team Welcome Party

Keep the festivities going at the SMU Welcome Party! The party will be held at the Boca Raton Resort and Club.

Date: Tuesday, Dec. 17
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Boca Raton Resort and Club
501 East Camino Real, Boca Raton, Florida, 33432
Admission Information: Admission and parking fees may apply.

FAU Team Welcome Party

Cheer on FAU as they arrive at the Wyndham Grand Jupiter At Harbourside Place!

Date: Tuesday, Dec. 17
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Wyndham Grand Jupiter At Harbourside Place
122 Soundings Ave., Jupiter, FL 33477
Admission Information: Admission and parking fees may apply.

SMU Team Beach Party

Enjoy a day at the beach with the SMU Mustangs at Lake Worth Pier and Benny’s on the Beach!

Date: Wednesday, Dec. 18
Time: 3 p.m.
Location: Lake Worth Pier/ Benny’s on the Beach
10 S Ocean Blvd., Lake Worth, FL 33460
Admission: Open to the public.

FAU Team Beach Party

The FAU Owls will go to Carlin Park Jupiter for a party on the beach!

Date: Wednesday, Dec. 18
Time: 3 p.m.
Location: Carlin Park Jupiter
400 Florida A1A, Jupiter, FL 33477
Admission: Open to the public

SMU Team Pep Rally

Join the SMU marching band and spirit groups at Mizner Park for an evening full of fun and festivities!

Date: Friday, Dec. 20
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Mizner Park – 327 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, FL 33432
Admission: Free and Open to the public

FAU Team Pep Rally

Join the FAU marching band and spirit groups at the Abacoa Amphitheatre for an evening full of fun and festivities!

Date: Friday, Dec. 20
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Abacoa Amphitheatre – 1267 Main St., Jupiter, FL 33458
Admission: Free and Open to the public

Fan Fest and Family Midway

Game day interactive area with plenty to do, see and hear, including live music, family fun and games, food trucks, amusement rides, and exhibition tents featuring giveaways and contests. A popular crowd-pleaser is watching the entertainment-filled, friendly face-off of the marching bands and cheerleader squads with photo ops of the mascots from the competing bowl teams. Live music beings at 12 p.m. Cheer on SMU and FAU as the teams walk through Fan Fest. Each school’s bands and spirit squad will perform at 2:15 p.m.

Date: Saturday, December 21
Time: Fan Fest opens at 12 p.m.


Important Game Day Information

Bag Policy

FAU Stadium will be utilizing the NFL’s Handbag Policy for the 2019 Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl. Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12” x 6” x 12” may be permitted into FAU Stadium. Small clutch bags (approximately the size of a hand) may accompany the clear bag not exceeding the size limit. A one -gallon clear plastic freezer bag may also be used. An exception, at the discretion of security personnel, will be made for medically necessary items after proper inspection at a gate designated for this purpose.

The following will be permitted following screening:

  • Wristlets/clutches (with or without a strap) that fit in the palm of the hand (no larger 4.5” x 6.5”).
  • Bags for medical and/or childcare needs.
  • Bags for credentialed game day staff.

Ticketed guests with wristlets/clutches may use any lane in the screening area. Wristlets/clutches should be placed in the provided bin for inspection.

Ticketed guests entering with bags for medical and/or childcare needs may use any lane in the screening area. Bags will be searched and tagged for entry into the stadium.

Credentialed staff with bags should use the designated credential screening areas outside of Gate 6. Bags will be searched and tagged for entry into the stadium.

For the safety of all in attendance, bags/purses are not permitted to be left unattended outside of FAU Stadium. Unattended bags/purses found outside the stadium will be disposed of or dealt with in a manner deemed appropriate by stadium officials. Florida Atlantic University and FAU Athletics are not responsible for loss of any unattended items.

Prohibited Items & Re-Entry

Prohibited Items: Florida Atlantic University reserves the right to deny anyone or anything from entering the venue. The following items are prohibited from entering FAU Stadium:

  • Aerosol Cans
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Any Noisemakers
  • Bags (clutch bags, coolers, briefcases, backpack, fanny packs, cinch bags, non-approved seat cushions, luggage, computer bags and camera bags)
  • Coolers and Drink Containers (including empty bottles)
  • Confetti/Glitter
  • Fireworks/Flares
  • Food
  • Frisbees
  • Laser Pointers
  • Motorized Vehicles, Hoverboards, Skateboards, and Bikes
  • Outside Food & Beverages (exception: medical and childcare reasons)
  • Pets (exception: service animals)
  • Poles/Sticks
  • Professional Lenses over 5” in length
  • Video Cameras
  • Weapons of any kind


About the Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl2019 Game Moves to New Day, Time and Network

After spending five years on the Tuesday evening before Christmas and being aired on ESPN, the 2019 Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl will kick off in the Florida sunshine on Saturday afternoon, December 21 at 3:30 p.m. ET at FAU Stadium and will broadcast nationally on ABC as well as on ESPN Radio and locally on ESPN 106.3 FM. The bowl game has conference tie-ins with teams from Conference USA, the American Athletic Conference and the Mid-American Athletic Conference.

As one of 41 postseason college bowl games in the country and one of 15 owned and operated by ESPN Events (a division of ESPN) the Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl is the only one hosted in Palm Beach County. As a celebrated annual holiday tradition in Boca Raton and Palm Beach County that lives up to its other name, ‘Boca’s Biggest Annual Outdoor Party’, the event features all the pomp and circumstance of traditional bowl events. It is a high-energy, entertaining experience for both college football fans and non-fans alike and allows the national spotlight to shine on Boca Raton and Palm Beach County. Bowl week activities will begin on Tuesday, December 17 with the arrival of the participating teams; days, times and sites for the team welcome parties, beach parties, luncheon, pep rallies and other bowl week activities will be released at a later date. For more info, visit and/or follow through social media on Facebook (, Twitter (@BocaBowl), and Instagram (@BocaBowl).

About ESPN Events

ESPN Events, a division of ESPN, owns and operates a large portfolio of 34 collegiate sporting events worldwide. The roster includes three Labor Day weekend college football games, the FCS opening-weekend game, 16 college bowl games, 11 college basketball events, a college softball event and two college award shows, which accounts for approximately 375-plus hours of live programming, reaches almost 64 million viewers and attracts over 800,000 attendees each year. With satellite offices in Albuquerque, Birmingham, Boca Raton, Boise, Dallas-Fort Worth, Honolulu, Las Vegas, Montgomery and Tampa, ESPN Events builds relationships with conferences, schools and local communities, as well as providing unique experiences for teams and fans. For more information, visit the official website, Facebook, Twitter or YouTube pages.

The fun doesn’t stop once the game ends! Join us at the official Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl After Party at Duffy’s Sports Bar and Grill located at 21212 Saint Andrews Blvd., Boca Raton, FL 33433.


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